Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.
It’s frank, comedic, dark, and utterly compelling. The cry of the disenfranchised rings true in our current political and social climate, with characters ripped from history speaking truth to the despair so often felt in 2019.
As with all of our shows, we are partnering with a non-profit organization to raise funds and awareness. For this production, we’re delighted to support the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. An advocacy, education and funding group, they provide supports and resources to the citizens of Nova Scotia suffering with a wide variety of mental health issues. We want to bring attention to the work they do, and the desperate need for advocacy and education surrounding mental health care. $1 from every ticket sold is guaranteed to the charity. The more money we can raise to cover costs before the show, the more we can donate!
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***Assassins Cast & Crew***
Booth: Andrew Chandler*
Guiteau: Mike Chandler*
Zangara: Cat McCluskey
Byck: Ali House
Hinckley: Tyler Craig
Fromme: Sasha Paiken
Moore: Laura Thornton
Czologosz: Tris Healy
Goldman/As Cast: Katelyn Barker
Herold/As Cast: Jakob Creighton
Assistant/As Cast: Sarah Smith
The Balladeer: Julia Topple
The Proprietor: Leigh Fitzner-LeBlanc
Producer: Laura Thornton
Associate Producer & Production Manager: Olivia McGinn
Director & Choreographer: Ian Gilmore*
Musical Director: Sarah Richardson
Stage Manager: Ricky Buchanan
Assistant Stage Manager: Christine Fitzner-Leblanc
Assistant Stage Manager: Ian Richards
Costume Design: Hannah Burgos
Light Design: Olivia McGinn
Marketing Design: Sean Skerry
Props Design & Construction: Ian Richards
Set Design & Construction: Dutch Swindells
Sound Design: June Zinck*
*Appearing courtesy of the Canadian Actors Equity Association.